How to even begin writing about the past two weeks. It really started 16 years ago. I had been accepted and had my financial aid ready to go to ASU, and fulfill my dream of studying architecture. Instead, Aaron and I married in August, right after senior year. His grandfather refused to come to the private ceremony in my bishop’s office and called it a shot gun wedding. But I don’t recall anyone having a fire arm of any kind. I’ve always been regretful that I didn’t get to go to college like I had planned but at the same time I don’t regret my marriage or having my children and being at home with them as much as possible. I think Aaron has regretted it even more. He has always felt like he stole something from me. So our deal has always been that when our youngest was in school, I would go to school. I think he has always worried that I wouldn’t do it, no matter how many times I told him I still wanted desperately to have a college education. I love to learn new things and the idea of being able to take many classes of my own choosing sounds fantastic. Well it finally happened and I think Aaron could be more excited than I am. I applied to Bellevue College and for financial aid the beginning of the year, visited with an advisor, and registered for classes as soon as I could. I am so happy to actually be doing it. Classes started on Sept 20th. Five days a week I’m taking Math 141- Pre-calculus and Monday, Wednesday, Friday I have Art 150- Basic Photography I. Math is, well, math. But the photography class is a blast. Our instructor is so easy going, and the film processing is so fun.
I’m still on the path to study architecture eventually but unsure if that is really what I want. I’m going to take all the photography and drawing classes that I can at BC while I work on an Associate in Arts & Sciences which will transfer to UW. Hopefully I will decide for sure before I finish. :-)
Our first assignment:
The real print is so much cooler.
Listening to: Islands on the Coast- Cease to Begin- Band of Horses (love this song!!!!)